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Louisa Vesterager Jespersen (24), from Denmark, and Maren Ueland (28) from Norway, were killed in their tent in December near the Moroccan village of Imlil, a popular hiking destination.

Three Moroccan men were sentenced to death on Thursday for murdering two Scandinavian women in the Atlas mountains. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen (24)(...)

In a court hearing  Abdessamad Ejjoud and Youness Ouziyad admitted to attacking and decapitating the two women, who were staying overnight in a tent in the Atlas mountains. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Three Moroccan men admitted on Thursday to the killing of two Scandinavian backpackers in a grisly murder last December, saying they had committed the(...)

Palestinian protesters gather beside  a heap of barbed wire and  burning tyres during clashes with Israeli forces near the Israel-Gaza border east of the southern Gaza strip city of Khan Younis.  Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli security guard at Jerusalem’s main bus station on Sunday, police said, and violence flared near the US embassy in Bei(...)

A man lights a candle at an impromptu memorial at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Reuters/Susana Vera

Last week’s terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils were predictable – Spanish security and intelligence officials had recently warned of the like(...)

A woman wearing a niqab (full face cover) walks next mannequins with Islam appropriate clothes and headscarves (hijab) at a market at al-Ghoria neighbourhood of  old Cairo, Egypt. According to local media, Morocco has banned the production and sale of full-face veils (burqas). Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Morocco has banned the burqa, the full-body veil worn by some conservative Muslim women, according to local media reports. Although the government (...)

A protester takes part in a rally after the death of Mouhcine Fikri, a fishmonger who was crushed to death inside a rubbish truck as he tried to retrieve fish confiscated by police, in the northern city of Hoceima. Photograph:  Reuters

Eleven people, including two police officers, are to face a judicial investigation over the gruesome case of a man crushed to death in a rubbish comp(...)

Rory McNamara, of Headfort Golf Club, plays this week in the Trophée Hassan II on the European Tour. Photo: Getty Images

Headfort’s Rory McNamara will tee it up at the Trophée Hassan II in Morocco this week after booking himself a place by winning the Tony Jacklin Class(...)

Dempsey Nibbs (69) has been jailed for life after beheading wife  Judith Nibbs (60). Photograph: PA Wire

A husband who decapitated his wife of 30 years and flushed her severed head down the toilet in an act of “grotesque savagery” has been jailed for life(...)